Cold Smoked Electric Smokehouse

Making cold-smoking smokehouse

Door marking

First you need to bring the barrel in the appropriate form. For this we will wash it and clean it of everything superfluous. You can burn the barrel with a burner, and then clean it with a brush on the metal.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Next we mark with masking tape where the doors will be. I will make two doors. One big one at the top is for products, and the other small one at the very bottom is for sawdust and coal removal.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
I will cut with a grinder.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
But there is a trick here, how to make it easier. To do this, make a slot on the left side of the future door.Then we drill and screw the hinges.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
And after that we already saw through the rest of the door. As a result, you will have a clearly suspended door, exactly in the middle.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Everything opens up perfectly.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel

Installation of the flap and chimney

Drill a hole in the top of the future smokehouse.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
We are fastening the chimney with a flap. The lid of the barrel is removed and therefore there are no problems to show you everything.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
The damper and chimney can be easily bought in the store of boilers and stoves. There are many choices of different diameters.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Cold smoked electric smokehouse from the barrel
The chimney pipe looks very beautiful.

Metal seals with magnetic velcro

In order to close the gaps between the body and doors must be made seals. It will take a thin metal. We mark and cut.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Fixed temporarily.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Drill holes and fasten with rivetsor screws with nuts.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
We also attach guide racks on which the grates with food inside will lie. The doors will be protected from accidental opening with magnets. To do this, install any magnets that you have in the farm at the corners.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Now the closed door will hold securely and will not open due to wind or vibration. The rack bracket looks like this:
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Mounted at a short distance, taking into account the diameter of the grill from the barbecue.
Electric smokehouse of cold smoking from a barrel
We are using grills. Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Making several projections for different distances.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
If you fail to find such grates in the store, you can make them yourself by cutting a circle with a grinder from an elastic metal mesh. Or weave from the wire itself.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel

Exterior finish

Painted the entire smokehouse with heat-resistant paint, such are the exhaust pipes and car collectors.
Electric smokehouse coldSmoking from the barrel
 Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
From above, drilled a hole to install a thermocouple so that the electronics can track the temperature.
Electric cold smoked smokehouse from the barrel
The thermocouple itself:
 Electric smokehouse of cold smokes from the barrel
The element itself is very small, and this massive metal case is made by me.
 Cold smoked electric smoking shed
The whole set of electronics to control the smokehouse, namely its heating element. I bought everything here - Ali Express. You'll need:
  • PID controller.
  • Thermocouple.
  • Solid State Relay.
  • Radiator for Solid State Relay.
All this can be bought in a kit of course, as I did. Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Electric smokehouse of cold smoking from the barrel
Installed an additional thermometer as in the oven.Look for HERE.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
Screw the door handles.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
The heater element is installed at the very bottom, though I haven’t really fixed it yet.
Electric cold-smoked smokehouse from the barrel
And this is a sawdust tray and modern pressed briquettes for smoke curlers.

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